88Keys Music School is committed to creating a positive learning and teaching environment for its students and staff.  For this reason, it is important that all students and parents understand and follow the policies as outlined below.

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Policies By Program

REGISTRATION AND FEES

  • The STUDENT/PARENT agrees to pay tuition fees in accordance with lesson costs of a particular area of study by one of the Payment Plans as stated on the registration form
  • Registration is confirmed when registration deposit has been paid.
  • Registration must be completed prior to the first day of the class. Registration is complete when:
    • full amount is paid
    • post-dated cheques are submitted to school based on the payment plan
    • Valid Credit Card is available on file.

ALL N.S.F CHEQUES WILL BE SUBJECT TO A twenty-five ($25) dollars N.S.F FEE

PROGRAM WITHDRAWAL/ CANCELLATION

Yamaha Music Education is an academic year program that runs for 37 weeks from September to June. It is understood that registration is for the full academic year (September – June) and that the student has an agreement with the studio to complete the year.  Withdrawal from the program may be considered due to prolonged illness or injury (doctor’s note required). Non-attendance is not considered a withdrawal and outstanding balance is due in full to 88Keys Music School.

 REFUNDS/ CREDITS/ TRANSFERS

  • The deposit is non-refundable.
  • No Refunds or Credits will be provided for withdrawals after the program commencement
  • If the student’s withdrawals from the program based on the recommendations of the home-room teacher and is due to student’s inability to keep up with the pace of the class, a credit will be kept on file and can be used for:
    • Next year group program
    • Individual music lessons

CLASS CANCELLATIONS

  • 88 KEYS reserves the right to cancel classes due to severe and extreme weather conditions, teacher absences, etc. at the discretion of school’s administration. Students will be notified by phone and/or email.
  • No refund/credits will be given for classes canceled due to inclement weather
  • Makeup classes will be arranged for classes canceled due to teacher’s absence

ATTENDANCE

Please notify the Studio in advance of any absences. Consistency is important for steady improvement. The class is a ‘team’ in particular closer to the recital, where students will perform as a group.

MISSED CLASSES AND MAKE UP CLASSES FOR YAMAHA GROUP PROGRAM

  • No Refunds/Credits will be issued for a missed class. Students are welcome to attend a similar class on another day/at another time as a makeup for the missed class.
  • Makeup classes are not guaranteed and are subject to space availability. Important Note: Joining another class for a makeup lesson DOES NOT guarantee the coverage of the missed material. It merely provides an opportunity for a student to attend an extra class.
  • To ensure all students are given equal opportunity to attend makeup classes, some restrictions are applied:
    • Up to 4 makeup classes are allowed per student/academic year
    • Makeup class should be booked in advance, subject to space availability
    • Makeup classes cannot be rescheduled, substituted by a Practice Coach or exchanged for a credit or cash equivalent

Important: Due to the nature of Yamaha program and a different pace of each class, a makeup lesson will not provide the full benefits of a regular class.  The students may become distracted or confused in a new environment. We encourage all parents to try and avoid missing a class if possible.

 SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS

  • In the event of teacher’s absence due to illness or other personal reasons, 88 Keys reserves the right to provide a suitable substitute teacher for all programs offered.
  • Should the STUDENT decide to miss a class as a result of a substitute teacher, such cancellation will NOT be entitled for a makeup lesson.
  • Should the STUDENT decide to withdraw from the program as a result of a substitute teacher, the withdrawal request will be subject to standard WITHDRAWAL/ CANCELLATION Policy

REGISTRATION AND FEES

  • The STUDENT/PARENT agrees to pay tuition fees in accordance with lesson costs of a particular area of study by one of the Payment Plans as stated on the registration form
  • Registration is confirmed when registration deposit has been paid.
  • Registration must be completed prior to the first day of the class. Registration is complete when:
    • full amount is paid
    • post-dated cheques are submitted to school based on the payment plan
    • Valid Credit Card is available on file.

ALL N.S.F CHEQUES WILL BE SUBJECT TO A twenty-five ($25) dollars N.S.F FEE

PROGRAM WITHDRAWAL/ CANCELLATION

Students on a Monthly Plan: Written notice of withdrawal must be sent to info@88keys.ca no later the 20th of each month to cancel your monthly subscription. If cancellation request is sent after the 20th of the month, the credit card will be charged for the next month’s lessons before subscription is discontinued.

Students on an Academic Year Plan:  Individual Music Lessons academic year program includes 37 weekly lessons and 8 complementary monthly Group Classes from September to June. It is understood that registration is for the full academic year (September – June) and that the student has an agreement with the studio to complete the year.  Withdrawal from the program may be considered due to prolonged illness or injury (doctor’s note required). Non-attendance is not considered a withdrawal and outstanding balance is due in full to 88Keys Music School. Students joining mid-term will be prorated for the missed classes till the end of the academic year.

LESSON CANCELLATION AND MAKE UPS

To present you with a high caliber of music instruction, our teachers must be fairly compensated for their time. When you sign up for the music lessons, you are reserving both a time slot from your teacher and a teaching room. This professional commitment that each student makes with his or her instructor is why we have the following Lesson Cancellation Policy:

 STUDENTS will receive four (4) makeup lessons per academic year if a lesson is canceled for any reason other than student’s illness. Minimum of five (5) days advance notice is required if a lesson is canceled for any reason, other than illness.

  • Lessons canceled with less than five (5) days’ notice will be considered as LATE CANCELED and be forfeited with no makeup/credit provided (exception will apply to a lesson canceled due to the student’s illness).
  • Lessons cancelled in the excess of four (4) entitled for a makeup will be considered as LATE CANCELED and forfeited with no makeup/credit provided.
  • All makeup lessons must be used prior to the commencement of a new academic year
  • Makeup lessons will be scheduled based on the availability of the instructor and will be reserved on a first come first serve basis.

CLASS CANCELLATIONS BY THE SCHOOL

  • 88 KEYS reserves the right to cancel lessons due to severe and extreme weather conditions, teacher absences, etc. at the discretion of school’s administration. Students will be notified by phone and/or email.
  • Makeup classes will be arranged for classes canceled due to teacher’s absence

 SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS

  • In the event of teacher’s absence due to illness or other personal reasons, 88 Keys reserves the right to provide a suitable substitute teacher for all programs offered.
  • Should the STUDENT decide to miss a class as a result of a substitute teacher, such cancellation will NOT be entitled for a makeup lesson.
  • Should the STUDENT decide to withdraw from the program as a result of a substitute teacher, the withdrawal request will be subject to standard WITHDRAWAL/ CANCELLATION Policy

REGISTRATION AND FEES

  • The STUDENT/PARENT agrees to pay tuition fees in accordance with lesson costs of a particular area of study by one of the Payment Plans as stated on the registration form
  • Registration must be completed prior to the first day of the class. Registration is complete when:
    • full amount for the 1st month is paid
    • post-dated cheques are submitted to school based on the payment plan
    • Valid Credit Card is available on file.

ALL N.S.F CHEQUES WILL BE SUBJECT TO A twenty-five ($25) dollars N.S.F FEE

PROGRAM WITHDRAWAL/ CANCELLATION

Kindermusik Programs run based on the on-going subscription based model with a minimum of a monthly commitment expected.

Written notice of withdrawal must be sent to info@88keys.ca no later the 20th of each month to cancel your program subscription. If cancellation request is sent after the 20th of the month, credit card will be charged for the next month’s program fee before subscription is discontinued.

MISSED LESSONS AND MAKE UPS: Students are welcome to attend similar class on another day/at another time, subject to class/space availability. Missed classes cannot be substituted for CREDITS or REFUNDS.

CLASS CANCELLATIONS BY THE SCHOOL

  • 88 KEYS reserves the right to cancel lessons due to severe and extreme weather conditions, teacher absences, etc. at the discretion of school’s administration. Students will be notified by phone and/or email.
  • Makeup classes will be arranged for classes canceled by the school.

 SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS

  • In the event of teacher’s absence due to illness or other personal reasons, 88 Keys reserves the right to provide a suitable substitute teacher for all programs offered.
  • Should the STUDENT decide to miss a class as a result of a substitute teacher, such cancellation will NOT be entitled for a makeup lesson.
  • Should the STUDENT decide to withdraw from the program as a result of a substitute teacher, the withdrawal request will be subject to standard WITHDRAWAL/ CANCELLATION Policy